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Tuesday
Jun252013

CARLSBERG ELEPHANT BEER

Carlsberg Elephant Beer. I was sitting in a bar the other night and, flicking down the beer list (which took very little flicking) it occured to me that I hadn't yet officially tasted the Elephant. So I did.

This is one of those big beers that every teenager looks forward to, because Elephant is such a masculine thing to call a beer and it gives you 7.2% worth of alcomahol.

There is a wave of dislike for this in the U.S. but it's never been a beer snob's beer. It still isn't.

There is a light-to-medium carbonation that goes with its light-to-medium body, but the aroma - a thick malty thump mixed with wet dog - doesn't really match up to the reputation. 

The taste, too, is a little like a soft mainstream beer mixed with malt liquor and there very little bitterness in it to provide any real balance to the experience.

The thing is, the same brewer has another beer that does this job better (the Special Brew - but only the one brewered in Denmark).

 

4/10

 

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